Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mind the Gap

When it comes to caring for its poor and disadvantaged, Canada--according to the UN--isn't doing its part.

A quick quote from the CBC article (link above):

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights notes that Canada ranks at the top of the UN Human Development Index and praises it for improving equal pay for equal work, extending maternity benefits and plans to improve health care.

But it scolds Canada for failing to heed recommendations in two earlier reports aimed at improving the lives of aboriginals, youth, single mothers, African-Canadians, people with disabilities and women.

(Posts have slowed to a crawl as summer distractions have taken precedent. We're still here! And we're hoping to have some summer book reviews ready for you, shortly....